Kingfisher Project Open Day Saturday 13th May 10am to 3pm
VISIT THE KINGFISHER PROJECT COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER PODDLE
Enriching our relationship with the natural world and building community resilience and capacity to face the consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss.
For kids of all ages!
• Citizen science
• The river habitat
• Pond life
• The wildlife on our doorstep
• Up close and personal with honey bees
• Earth worms and soil fertility
• Pollination and pollinators
• How to do a Flower Insect Timed Count [ FIT Count] using the APP
• What happened here on Easter Monday 1916
• About the River Poddle Mills of Harold’s Cross and Kimmage
• Renewable energy at the Kingfisher Project
• Hot bin composting
• Be part of the HX GROW / Kingfisher Project Food Security Project.
• Growing food and feeding nature in our urban environment
• Bring seeds, some plants you grew, some cuttings you propagated and EXCHANGE them for plants grown in the community by HX Growers and Kingfisher Growers.
• Barter knowledge and knowhow to grow, to harvest, to cook,
Find out about the Kingfisher demonstration gardens initiative to show what and how to grow in the smallest of spaces.
For a relaxing and quiet alternative to other more hectic Festival activities, why not take a
break and join HX Grow and the Kingfisher Project at this urban oasis during the Festival –
meet friends; share ideas and exchange plants in a very special local community space.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Harold’s Cross park, walk / cycle / drive up Kimmage Road Lower past McGowan’s
Pub. You will pass the entrance to Mt. Argus Church and Mt. Argus Park on the right hand
At Sundrive Cross (Grian Café at the corner), turn right. With Supervalu Shopping Centre on
you left; take the next left turn into Blarney Park at Pickles deli (on the corner); Immediately
turn left again into the laneway opposite Sundry Laundry; follow the laneway to the River
Poddle and the gates to the Kingfisher Project at the end of the lane.
Important: Please come by foot or cycle if at all possible, as the lane is not suitable for cars